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For Sale: Gibson Prewar TB-75 Conversion
These prewar style 75's don't come along very often but I have decided to part with this one. This TB-75 (FA-5104) is from the late 30's with all the original pot still intact other than being "cut" and installing a Huber HR-30 20 hole flathead ring. The resonator at some point was over sprayed years ago. The hardware is in great shape as is usual with the late 30's Gibson banjos. The reso has some writing in pencil from a previous owner that also appears on the underside of the armrest and can be seen in the pictures. This 75 also has a PRE-EPA Remo head.
The neck is a Frank Neat neck that was originally built for Sammy Shelor for his personal style 75 flathead and has "Shelor" written in the heel by Frank. Sammy used this neck for quite a while on Lonesome River Band recordings and numerous live shows. It has had the first 12 frets replaced by Don Bryant and the frets have almost zero wear. The neck shows a bit of wear all around and the binding is yellowed as well giving the appearance of a prewar.
YouTube Sample: youtube.com/watch?v=yqsS8-klBWw
Another YouTube Sample: youtube.com/watch?v=ShFUEaK0iFk
This banjo has the typical prewar 75 sound with the deeper resonator and great mahogany neck. If you have any questions about this banjo don't hesitate to message through BHO or call/text 615-683-5840
**Sorry NO TRADES and the price is firm.